Dear MySQL users,

The MySQL developer tools team announces 8.0.11 as our release candidate (RC) 
MySQL Workbench 8.0.

For the full list of changes in this revision, visit

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The release is now available in source and binary form for a number ofplatforms from our download pages at:


Changes in MySQL Workbench 8.0.11 (2018-04-19, Release Candidate)

     * Functionality Added or Changed

     * Bugs Fixed

Functionality Added or Changed

     * Visual SQL editor: The context help has been enhanced to
       eliminate the requirement of having a valid MySQL
       connection to view the help topics. In addition, the help
       content now can be updated with each release of MySQL
       Workbench and the formatting of help topics has been
       improved. (Bug #25918509)

     * Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5 replaced version
       4.5.2 as the minimum requirement for installing MySQL
       Workbench with MySQL Installer. (Bug #25837944)

     * All links to MySQL and Oracle web pages from within MySQL
       Workbench now use the HTTPS protocol. (Bug #25531365)

     * Geometry fields displayed in the result grid now include
       a context-menu item that opens the geometry point in a
       browser. The selected point opens in by
       default, but the URL is configurable. (Bug #25517676)

     * The MySQL Workbench prerequisites web page was updated to
       include links to the latest Microsoft downloads.
       (Bug #25408896, Bug #25840902, Bug #85820)

     * The SSH Connect Timeout preference now can be configured,
       whereas in previous versions, this preference was set
       statically to 10 seconds. (Bug #18663250)

     * The following infrastructure changes were made:

          + ANTLR4 as the backend parser.

          + A new code-completion engine that works with object
            editors (triggers, views, stored procedures, and
            functions) in the visual SQL editor and in models.

          + Support for new language features in MySQL 8.0, such
            as common-table expressions and roles.

          + Grammar updates that synchronize with the latest
            MySQL servers.

     * Platform support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 was

     * Administration tabs were modified to include the latest
       configuration options available from servers up to and
       including the MySQL 8.0 release series.

     * Character sets and collations are now rendered
       consistently across connections, models, and all editors
       (schema, table, and column).

     * MySQL Workbench now supports the caching_sha2_password
       authentication plugin introduced in MySQL 8.0 (see
       Caching SHA-2 Pluggable Authentication
       A user account can be reset to use the other available
       authentication types for making a connection.

     * MySQL Workbench source code has been reformatted
       according to Google style.

     * MySQL Workbench now uses C++14 (replaces C++11 in

     * Support for invisible indexes was added for use when the
       active server supports the feature and the index is
       neither a primary key index nor a unique column (see
       Invisible Indexes
       A new option in the Indexes subtab of the table
       editor (for both the SQL and modeling editors) provides
       index visibility when it is selected.

     * MySQL Workbench now provides a simple way to enable or
       disable the persisted global system variable settings
       introduced in MySQL 8.0 (see SET Syntax for Variable
       For variables that can be persisted, a new check box
       enables configuration changes at runtime that also
       persist across server restarts, and applies the persisted
       value if one exists. Persistent system variables can be
       reset (to not persist) individually or collectively.

     * The layout and behavior of the graphical elements within
       all administration tabs now are consistent across the
       tabs. In addition, the sidebar Management secondary tab
       was renamed to Administration to match the title of the
       workspace tabs that open when accessing the operations
       listed in the Management, Instance, Performance, and
       MySQL Enterprise sections.

Bugs Fixed

     * Several tooltips within the Administration - Users and
       Privileges tab had inaccurate text that was corrected by
       this fix. (Bug #27392119, Bug #89256)

     * Columns of a table that followed a column containing a
       fractional seconds part did not appear within the tab
       opened by using Alter Table. (Bug #27314770, Bug #89053)

     * MySQL Workbench generated an error when the valid
       encryption instruction was improperly identified, but the
       query executed as expected. (Bug #27239353)

     * A differences report generated during the compare schemas
       operation for models could not be saved to a file.
       (Bug #27187659)

     * The on-screen buttons that enable saving a script to a
       file or copying it to the clipboard were missing from the
       review step of the forward-engineering operation on macOS
       hosts. (Bug #27162920, Bug #88612)

     * A UNION query with valid syntax produced an error
       message. (Bug #27113889, Bug #88456)

     * Some MySQL 8.0 keywords within a query were improperly
       identified as syntax errors. (Bug #27036620)

     * Importing a JSON document with the Table Data Import
       Wizard was unsuccessful. (Bug #27036381, Bug #25983728,
       Bug #86148)

     * Recorded rules were not found after the Mode option in
       the Firewall tab was properly configured for a valid user
       account. (Bug #27003240)

     * The manual editing step of the MySQL Migration wizard
       generated an exception when an object was selected for
       editing. (Bug #26986326)

     * The version of gtkmm30 that shipped with Red Hat
       Enterprise Linux 7.4 was incompatible with the version
       that MySQL Workbench compiled against. The version
       mismatch caused MySQL Workbench to close unexpectedly.
       (Bug #26797891)

     * The DBDoc Model Reporting feature omitted comments from
       the detailed HTML report using frames when processing a
       model based on a database with valid table comments and
       the Include DDL code for Objects option selected.
       Generating the report also caused MySQL Workbench to exit
       unexpectedly. (Bug #26436291)

     * The Table Data Import wizard ignored the user's column
       selection and always generated tables containing the full
       set of columns. Deselected columns were populated with
       NULL values after the import operation. (Bug #26194914,
       Bug #86577)

     * When typing text in the search box related to an EER
       diagram, MySQL Workbench became unresponsive or exited
       unexpectedly. (Bug #26025177, Bug #86225, Bug #26678740,
       Bug #87522)

     * A table or stored procedure with the ENCRYPTION
       table-level option in the definition prevented Workbench
       from parsing the definition, regardless of whether or not
       encryption was actually enabled. (Bug #25961450,
       Bug #25447637)

     * The SQL editor did not highlight syntax errors in
       statements as expected. (Bug #25861352)

     * Workbench closed unexpectedly when the Compare and Report
       Differences in Catalogs wizard attempted to save the
       differences report to a file. (Bug #25860643)

     * With a default schema properly selected and with the
       Create View icon (from the menu bar in an active
       connection tab) selected to open a new_view - View tab, a
       valid statement returned errors and then dynamically
       appended _SYNTAX_ERROR to the view name. For example,
       new_view was changed to new_view_SYNTAX_ERROR.
       (Bug #25860621)

     * When a new procedure on a MySQL model was created, the
       parser incorrectly generated a syntax error.
       (Bug #25851441)

     * After restarting the server from MySQL Workbench and then
       attempting to refresh the server log from the
       Administration - Server Logs tab, an error message
       appeared indicating that a garbage packet was received.
       (Bug #25760560)

     * An error message appeared when MySQL Workbench was
       started that improperly identified the operating system
       as unsupported. (Bug #25736096)

     * The forward engineering wizard did not launch when the
       operation was selected from the MySQL Workbench menu on
       hosts running macOS. (Bug #25701117, Bug #85398)

     * Changes made to a view or stored procedure associated
       with a model were not detected after the model was
       synchronized without first closing or deselecting the
       editor. (Bug #25671681, Bug #85246)

     * Using Alter Stored Procedure from the context menu to
       rename a stored procedure did not remove the original
       stored procedure after renaming it. (Bug #25645222,
       Bug #85229)

     * Two program entries were created for MySQL Workbench
       6.3.9 on Windows when installed or upgraded with MySQL
       Installer. Only one of the programs listed in the Start,
       All Programs menu was a valid executable file.
       (Bug #25584877, Bug #85083)

     * All SQL options were missing during the SQL Export
       Options step of the Forward Engineering SQL Script wizard
       when a valid model was exported. (Bug #25559175,
       Bug #85012, Bug #25833972, Bug #84965)

     * Object rights, DDL rights, and other rights related to
       schema privileges set for a user account were not visible
       from the Administration - Users and Privileges tab on the
       Windows platform. (Bug #25527029, Bug #84923)

     * Labels and icons associated with the tables, views, and
       routines of an EER diagram were missing from within the
       Catalog tab. (Bug #25519411, Bug #84892)

     * The generated UPDATE statement was incorrect when the
       query included a row with a unique index, had multiple
       columns, and one column had the NULL value.
       (Bug #25510537, Bug #84856)

     * Browsing for files on a remote server using a valid SSH
       connection returned an error and did not display the
       remote files. (Bug #25495895)

     * After backing up server connections to a file on a Linux
       host, attempting to restore those connections from the
       backup file generated errors and was unsuccessful.
       (Bug #25492082)

     * Clicking Start Server within the Administration - Startup
       / Shutdown tab did not start the server on macOS hosts.
       (Bug #25489098)

     * The layout of Firewall Rules within the Administration -
       Users and Privileges tab obscured some graphical
       elements. This fix improves the usability.
       (Bug #25487997)

     * Source objects could not be viewed within the setup step
       when using the MySQL Workbench Migration Wizard to
       prepare for a database migration. (Bug #25487312)

     * The spinning circular icon on the query tab that appears
       when a query executes and replaces the X on the tab was
       absent on hosts running Linux. (Bug #25482378)

     * An exception was returned when the Continue execution
       until next break point button was used on a script
       executing within the Scripting Shell. (Bug #25476250)

     * When a new snippet was saved within the Scripting Shell,
       the save operation did not save the snippet properly and
       the snippet could not be reused after MySQL Workbench was
       restarted. (Bug #25471491)

     * The Run Script File action could be selected from the
       Scripting menu without an available script to execute.
       This fix disables the submenu item unless there is a
       script to run. (Bug #25462195)

     * Migrating a table to a database generated an incomplete
       definition for a binary field that was NOT NULL.
       (Bug #25404308, Bug #84519)

     * Altering a stored procedure that contained double
       dollar-sign characters ($$) as part of a variable name
       produced an error parsing DDL message. (Bug #25377145,
       Bug #84466)

     * Single quotes in string columns were not escaped properly
       during the database migration operation. (Bug #24939843)

     * When multiple queries were executed, only the first query
       was displayed in the history output area or written to
       the sql_history log file. (Bug #24622889, Bug #82929)

     * The invalid syntax indicator that appears on each line of
       the SQL editor did not change after the syntax was
       corrected or completed. This fix ensures that the editor
       re-evaluates each change. (Bug #24528088, Bug #82741,
       Bug #24901911, Bug #83395, Bug #24901911, Bug #83395)

     * With large text enabled on the host, some option groups
       were not visible to select within the forward-engineering
       wizard. (Bug #24486726, Bug #82633)

     * For a table with existing indexes (and
       SQL_MODE=ANSI_QUOTES), the Indexes tab within the table
       editor (opened with the wrench button in the Schemas tab
       of the sidebar) did not show the indexes as expected.
       Columns, Foreign Keys, Triggers, and Partitioning tabs
       were also missing objects defined in the table.
       (Bug #24349382, Bug #80483)

     * Unless the default syntax checker was set to
       SQL_MODE=ANSI_QUOTES, all double-quoted string literals
       were highlighted as syntax errors by the SQL editor.
       (Bug #24329515, Bug #82293)

     * After executing a query, MySQL Workbench often quit
       working or exited unexpectedly without writing to the log
       file. This fix improves the overall stability of the SQL
       editor. (Bug #24291775, Bug #82187)

     * The SQL editor underlined some keywords and reserved
       words in statements, indicating a syntax error, but
       executed the statements successfully. (Bug #23346980,
       Bug #24345217, Bug #82331)

     * Attempting to store a password in the vault from the
       Manage Server Connections window on a Windows host caused
       MySQL Workbench to become unresponsive. (Bug #23308198,
       Bug #81470)

     * When executing Explain Current Statement (Ctrl+Alt+X)
       from the menu on an UPDATE statement, a query plan
       generation error was displayed and the operation failed.
       (Bug #23098982, Bug #81068)

     * The Reverse Engineer Database wizard excluded tables in
       which the WITH PARSER clause was present. (Bug #22940775,
       Bug #80760)

     * A column with the STORED keyword could not be generated
       by using the EER Diagram or MySQL Model tabs on macOS
       hosts. This fix updates all of the relevant tabs to
       include the missing STORED option for generating a column
       or for editing generated columns. (Bug #22645321,
       Bug #80211)

     * Table rows were not generated properly when a valid
       Microsoft SQL Server table was migrated using the MySQL
       Migration wizard. (Bug #22200194, Bug #77933)

     * The forward engineering operation passed the default
       collation when a custom collation was defined for a
       schema. (Bug #22148986, Bug #79115)

     * When synchronizing a MySQL model that contained a table
       with JSON columns, the operation attempted to create a
       new table instead of fetching the table from the
       database. (Bug #22060787)

     * Columns with custom collation were reset to the default
       collation when the model containing the table was
       exported. (Bug #22006966, Bug #78817)

     * Models synchronized with existing databases produced an
       error message if any of the tables within a model had
       comments enclosed between /* and */ characters in
       triggers. (Bug #21551643, Bug #76176)

     * Generated queries were incomplete for models that
       included table columns of type VARCHAR with partitioning
       enabled. (Bug #21104120, Bug #76489)

     * Some fields within the Table Data Import wizard were
       misaligned and difficult to use. (Bug #20956767)

     * If the SCHEMAS tree was refreshed during a long query,
       MySQL Workbench became unresponsive until the query
       finished. (Bug #20896682, Bug #76594)

     * An error message was displayed when the delete operation
       was performed on an existing connection in the Manage
       Server Connections window. (Bug #20652117, Bug #76153)

     * The mouse pointer did not always change shape to match
       the area it was moved to within the visual SQL editor.
       (Bug #20588048, Bug #75993)

     * A complex IF, ELSEIF, ELSE structure when used to create
       a stored procedure within the new procedure - Routine tab
       produced a syntax error message as clause 45 was added
       and for each clause that followed. (Bug #18972055,
       Bug #72991)

     * Code completion did not provide a suggestion reliably for
       instructions included in the server dictionary, such as
       statements or system variables. In addition, types like
       TIMESTAMP were completed with the wrong type values.
       (Bug #18445589, Bug #27386829, Bug #89222, Bug #26897612,
       Bug #87907, Bug #18871688, Bug #72812)

     * Attempting to access the MySQL Enterprise Backup
       interface caused MySQL Workbench to stop working.
       (Bug #18019469)

     * An on-screen label with inaccurate text was corrected.
       (Bug #16808557)

     * Erroneous input at the beginning of the line in the SQL
       editor generated an error marker that continued to
       display after the wrong input was corrected or removed.
       (Bug #13820997, Bug #64481)

     * Popular Windows themes did not always render as expected,
       especially when color themes were selected on Windows
       hosts. In particular, some areas persisted a white
       background regardless of the setting. (Bug #11760110,
       Bug #52485)

     * When out-of-range index, unique index, or primary key
       values were define in the source, no warning was provided
       to indicate that the code produced could not be executed
       by the MySQL server. (Bug #11745588, Bug #17509)

On Behalf of Oracle/MySQL Release Engineering Team,

Daniel Horecki

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